Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted.And when that does happen, the result can be terrifying, if not deadly. Richard Wesley, a bow hunter from Hearst, Ont., was fortunate to survive after being charged by a black bear during a hunt in a remote area south of his hometown.
image/video credit: Richard Wesley
Wesley was virtually unhurt in the unprovoked attack — “a bruised elbow and ego” were his only injuries — that was, incredibly, captured on video with a Go-Pro style camera on his chest.
“I am so happy after this confrontation with a black bear during our spring hunt. No wounds except a bruised elbow and ego where the bear threw me down. Genuinely happy that this was a non fatal or tragic outcome.”
Proving that the black bear is a wild and unpredictable animal. Again so happy with the outcome.”Thankfully for him, black bears are gentle giants and one charge was all that bear had in him. The hunter made it out of there with nothing more than a bruised elbow and ego.